The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.
The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.
Evening Lecture: “Active Geocomposite Treatments on Land and Sub Aqueous Capping”
Speaker: Stefan Niewerth.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Lecture Start: 18:00
Active geocomposites consist of geotextiles that sandwich various adsorbents, such as activated carbon, oil or heavy metal binders, etc. The use of this innovative treatment systems enable an effective protection of the underground in different application areas. As large-area permeable filters, they selectively stop the flow of contaminants but not the flow of the carrier medium – the water or the vapour. Accordingly, surface sealing and connection to the sewerage system is not required. Moreover, intervention in the natural flow paths of water is significantly reduced. Equipping or retrofitting structural facilities with permeable geotextile contaminant barriers for soil or water protection can be realized in many places without great expense. Areas of application for these contaminant barriers made of active geocomposites are diverse, for example in traffic infrastructure, storage yards, remediation sites, or to construct with contaminated soils. In this presentation, the approach of active geocomposites and the different application areas will be discussed.
Meeting Link (Zoom): https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89145358445?pwd=dEMrOXpRNTF4dGo4SGVsaUdDT3U0dz09
IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).